Dr. Monique Dorkenoo-Agbeko

Pr. Dorkenoo-Agbeko is an MD with a PhD from the University of Lomé in Togo. She also holds several postgraduate degrees, including a Certificate of Parasitology – Mycology obtained at the University of Côte d’Ivoire. Pr. Dorkenoo-Agbeko is currently a member of the cabinet of the Ministry of Health in Togo responsible for providing strategic direction for the development of Togo’s national laboratory. She also works on policy development, implementation, and monitoring of national neglected tropical diseases and malaria control programs in Togo. 

In her former role as Coordinator of the National Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in Togo, Dr. Dorkenoo-Agbeko successfully implemented innovative approaches to conducting nationwide surveillance that resulted in the validation of the elimination of LF in Togo in 2017. 

Pr. Dorkenoo-Agbeko is currently a teaching researcher at the University of Lomé, and in 2018 became Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences. She teaches parasitology in the medical schools of two universities in Togo.

She is also a member of the National Bioethical Committee for Health Research of Togo, a member of Lymphatic Filariasis Expert Group of WHO-HQ, and Ambassador of African Society for Laboratory Medicine. Pr. Dorkenoo-Agbeko is frequently asked by WHO AFRO and other partners to provide technical support to other countries in the region concerning NTD activities.